We are delighted to introduce A. Denis Clift as the Executive Vice President for Development. He has been an Institute Member since 1962 when, following the completion of four years of active duty as a naval officer, he joined the Proceedings staff as an associate editor. Eleven months later he became editor-in-chief and served in that capacity until mid-1966, when he left the Institute staff to attend graduate school.
Denis served in the Executive Office of the President and the White House in the Johnson, Nixon, Ford, and Carter Administrations. He was head of President Gerald Ford's National Security Council Staff for the USSR/Europe and National Security Adviser to Vice President Walter Mondale. In the early 1990s, he was Chief of Staff of the Defense Intelligence Agency and from 1994-2009 President of the National Defense Intelligence College, ending his tour with the rank of President Emeritus.
Denis is a graduate of Stanford University and The London School of Economics. He is the author of both fiction and nonfiction books, and most recently co-wrote The Oxford Handbook of National Security Intelligence, published by Oxford University Press in 2010.